Local Artists Paint the Town
(KC, MO March 19, 2012) The Box Gallery presents an exhibition titled, “The Kansas City Collection – Our Town As Seen by Local Artists.” The exhibition features seven artists, including Wilbur Niewald, Richard Matheson, Anne Garney, Mark Mohr, Dana Forrester, Bob Holloway and Ernst Ulmer. On loan from a local corporate collection, the show will consist of representational paintings depicting scenes and icons of Kansas City.
Kansas City is a burgeoning center for the arts and culture in the Midwest, thanks to the quality and quantity of our local artists. A 2008 study identified over 3200 visual artists in the Metro, the highest concentration of visual artists per capita found in any major city between the East and West coasts. (Source: The Status of Artists in Kansas City (2008) Michael Frisch, University of Missouri Kansas City).
“The Kansas City Collection” will be on display from March 22nd through April 26th. An opening reception will be held on Friday, March 23rd from 11:30 – 1:30pm. Admission is free and open to the public.
About The Box Gallery
The Box Gallery is located in the Commerce Bank Building at 1000 Walnut Street, Suite 211, Kansas City, MO 64106. Hours are Monday-Friday from 8am to 5:30pm. The Box Gallery is 830 square feet of space designed for exhibitions by local artists, collectors, and arts organizations. Its mission is to serve a Downtown audience of residents, workers and visitors, with creative cultural art exhibitions that will enliven, enlighten and engage.